Michael Katotomichelakis

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We evaluated olfactory dysfunction in 154 adults (74 men, mean age 60.9±11.9 years), of whom 119 had type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Olfactory function was assessed with "Sniffin' Sticks." A total Threshold-Discrimination-Identification (TDI) score was calculated. Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia were associated with lower(More)
Although smoking is a widely spread habit, its effect on olfaction has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cigarette smoking on the olfactory function, using the "Sniffin' Sticks" test. Sixty-five smokers were studied, with a median period of smoking of 10 years (range: 1-45 years) and a median number of 15(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To detect validity and reliability of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD) compared to other quality-of-life (QoL) questionnaires, to explore its ability to reflect olfaction-related QoL changes, and to investigate age- and gender-related effects of olfactory changes on QOD results. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study.(More)
OBJECTIVES Quantitative olfactory assessment is often neglected in clinical practice, although olfactory loss can assist to diagnosis and may lead to significant morbidity. "Sniffin' Sticks" is a modern test of nasal chemosensory performance that is based on penlike odor-dispensing devices. It consists of three tests of olfactory function: odor threshold,(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To explore quality of life (QoL) improvement after treatment of patients with chronic olfactory disorders; and to correlate QoL with olfactory rehabilitation and evaluate olfactory improvement values over which QoL outcomes are significantly recovered. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. METHODS Eighty-nine patients following(More)
BACKGROUND Determination of predictive factors and specific values of olfactory function after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) using objective diagnostic methods may support consultation of respective patients. This study was designed to assess the longitudinal olfactory functional outcome after ESS in patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect the most common causes of vertigo in children. METHODS Fifty-four children (20 boys and 34 girls) aged 3-16 years, who presented with vertigo attacks during a 3-year period, were studied. A detailed medical history for vestibular symptoms and migraine was obtained from our patients or their parents. All patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory patterns of nasal polyps (NPs) may vary. Changes over time have not been investigated so far. This study was designed to evaluate the inflammatory patterns of NPs in Thailand at two time points 12 years apart, explore differences in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) mucosal carriage rates over time, and the latter's relationship with the(More)
The aim of this study was to present the demographic, pathogenetic and clinical features of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) secondary to vestibular neuritis (VN). The medical records of 22 patients, who presented with BPPV within 12 weeks after the onset of VN, were reviewed. Data of a complete otolaryngological, audiological, neurotologic and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective study was to examine the short-term benefit of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) on the olfactory function of patients operated on for nasal polyposis. We also studied the predictive value of smoking for the recovery of the olfactory function in these patients. METHODS We studied 116 patients with nasal polyposis who(More)